The Dark Order
“Courage and strength of arms is of great value. The two form legends of glory, great deeds done, and victories won. But listen to me, my little brothers, there are times –more often than not, when courage and strength alone are not enough.”
Aquilonian Master of Arms, Legio VII
If the Battle of Dark Mountain proved one thing, it was that numbers, particularly unexpected numbers, can turn despair into victory. The Dark Order is a mercenary company that can offer those numbers, for the right price. Providing mercenaries for militia work, garrison duty, caravan guards, shock troops for an assault, or added defenders for your walls in time of war we offer both single contracts, as well revolving ones.
Prices vary depending on the type of duty the contract is for and range from inexpensive for ready militia, to more expensive for an assault group.
Those looking to find the conventional services of the Dark Order, or maybe some of the non-conventional ones that are only spoken of in whispers, look to The Rise in the shadow of the Black Wall.
Not all those who seek shelter and protection in the Dark Order have what it takes to join our ranks. Perhaps they were exiled at an elderly age, perhaps they have problems adjusting to an austere lifestyle, perhaps they simply would be a bigger liability to themselves and their mess mates in thrown into proper combat. Some of these people are found other positions within the Dark Order, but we can only feed so many mouths. Because of this there are usually some basic craftsmen and women quartered at Asai-in-the-Shadow that are looking for a new place to settle. These are free men and women who need employment elsewhere.
((New to the game, or an old hand and the idea of running a mercenary company appeals to you? Look up Ko-a Iri or Celwylth online, PM us on the website, or find us in discord to arrange a chance RP meeting to talk about recruitment.
We do ask, in order to keep server building clutter down, that if you do join the ranks you establish yourself with us on The Rise. There are several empty large rooms in both Asai-in-the-Shadow, the Lower Training Camp, and the Upper Training Camp where you are welcome to set up your own space, we’ll respect it and your privacy.
Our style of role-play is to let things happen organically. Our characters have their traits, quirks, and goals, and where they go from there is up to our interactions with others and server events. If this sounds interesting and a good fit for you feel free to look us up.))
Ko-a Iri: The Khitain, leader of the Dark Order
Celwylth: Warden of Asai-in-the-Shadow
Mercenary War Leaders:
Brynjar - Available for contract
Like all Nords, Brynjar is an absolute savage in battle and the men and women he leads are just as vicious.
Hothar the Grim - On assignment to Saoirse
A solid leader, Hothar’s moniker is understandable for those that have been initiated to barracks humor. His jovial personality and enduring optimism make him popular with his men.
Reyani the Fair - Available for contract
Reyani the Fair is well known throughout the Dark Order as a harsh leader who demands results from her men at all costs. Many a new recruit goes to sleep the first night dreaming of bedding Reyani. Many a new recruit spends his second night awake and shaking with fear at the mere mention of her name.
Naeem - Available for contract
A thinking man’s soldier, The Stygian is a master of ambushes and a solid tactician. Assignment to Naeem’s war band is very much sought after, particularly by intelligent members who can be trusted with more independence.
Gilzan of Shem - Available for contract
Mother Gil, as Gilzan is often called affectionately behind his back by the members of his war band. Gilzen places the well-being of his men and women above everything except the mission, and his troops adore him for it. While some of the younger war leaders may look down on Gilzan as “soft” they can’t deny that his leadership style brings results.